Do you want to know the quickest ways on how to spot the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner (OG)?
If you don’t mind adding another stylish pair of Yeezys to your rotation, then you should go for the Yeezy Boost 700 OG.
Whether you are a sneakerhead or not, you want to ensure that when buying the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner, you know whether you are looking at an authentic or a fake Yeezy OG pair.
That is why we have created this Ultimate Guide to the Fake vs Real Yeezy 700 OG Comparison embedded with images that will help you identify and differentiate a fake sneaker from the authentic ones.
The best way to spot a fake Yeezy Boost 700 OG is to inspect the Wave Runners for the main inconsistency that warn of a less than authentic pair. The top indicator you should be checking is the size tag, where the style and text can differentiate between a real and replica Yeezy 700 Wave Runner release.
As we said previously, the size tag is the most reliable spot to look at when legit checking the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner, but that’s not all of it.
In fact, another important step when checking the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner is to scan the barcode of these shoes.
The barcode can ve found on the little label placed on the side of the box in which the Yeezy 700 OG comes in.
The authentic barcode will always match the model, colourway, size and product id with the pair of sneakers that you have, and in this case, the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner. On the other hand, the replica Yeezy 700 OG sneakers’ barcode will not match any results.
When fake manufacturers try to replicate the Yeezy 700 Wave Runner, they are typically more focused on recreating the design of the sneakers with almost little to no attention paid to elements like the barcode.
When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy Wave Runner, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.
When you scan the barcode using the Legit Check App, the app will run your unique barcode against other Yeezy sneakers online. Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 700 OG.
The results are where you will need to apply your intelligence. You will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost 700 OG.
Now, if the results show lots of confirmation points on Google for your unique barcode as illustrated in the picture below, then you can be assured that your box is authentic.
Please note that we say the box is authentic and not the sneakers because there is still the possibility that the real sneakers might have been swapped for the fake ones by the fake resellers to trick buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.
On the other hand, if the results do not show confirmation points that match the size-colorway combination, as shown in the picture below, then you probably have a fake in your hands.
Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colorway combination on the results match the one on the box.
Thus, if only one of the two matches, then the box is still a fake. For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your Yeezy 700 OG for authenticity, read our article here.
As we have mentioned at the top of the real vs fake Yeezy 700 Wave Runner article, the size tag is the most reliable source to check when you want to legit check the Yeezy 700 OG.
First of all, let’s have a look at the Yeezy 700 OG real vs fake images, and then explain the flaws on the replica pair.
Now that you had a look at the fake vs real Yeezy 700 OG images above, let us explain the flaws on the replica Yeezy Wave Runners.
1 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
First of all, on the “US UK FR JP CHN” text on the fake Yeezy 700 OG, the font is thicker while on the legit pairs, the font seems a lot thinner. Besides, the surrounding lines are also a lot thicker on the fake shoes.
2 – The bottom second row of text
As you can see in the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 700 OG images above, the text on the counterfeit sneakers is a lot thinner than the text on the legit pairs. In fact, the authentic Yeezy Wave Runner pairs have their text looking a lot thicker than the fake pairs’ text.
3 – The “ART” text
It is visible in the real vs fake Yeezy 700 OG images above how the font seems used on the fake Yeezy Wave Runner pair since the “ART” or “FU” printings are taller on the authentic sneakers.
4 – The Copyright “®” character
A very important spot to check, the “®” is touching the “adidas” text. This is an instant callout for a fake pair of Yeezys. Besides, there is also a different spacing between the “adidas®” and the square above from the real vs fake Yeezy 700 OG pairs.
Next, you will proceed to inspect the box label of your Yeezy OG. On the box label, there are two main confirmation points you should look out for; the country size code and the serial number. So how does this work?
Now, it is important to understand that the Yeezy-Adidas collaboration releases its sneakers in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version displays three-country sizes on the box label – US, UK and F. Here, the US size is in large print, while the other two sizes featured under the US size and in smaller prints.
The international version of the Yeezy 700 OG, on the other hand, features 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and every one of them is in equal prints on the label.
On the bottom right-hand corner of the box label is the serial number. If the pair is a US release, then the serial number is going to end with a V02 or V03. But for international (Canadian/European) releases, the serial number will end with a V10.
As seen in the image below, in the authentic international version featuring 6 sizes, the serial number ends with a V10. However, on the fake box label which is a US version, the serial number ends with a V10, as opposed to a V02 or V03.
Please note that if you notice any deviation from this pattern, then you are without a doubt looking at a fake Waver Runner Yeezys.
Proceeding to the fourth step of the real vs fake Yeezy 700 legit check guide, we are going to inspect the way of the Yeezys are laced up.
This lacing style follows a simple pattern; the left lace goes under the right lace in the left shoe and the right lace goes under the left lace in the right shoe.
If your lacing style does not correspond with this pattern when you first unbox your sneakers, then you certainly have a fake product in your hands.
However, it is important to understand that following the correct lacing pattern does not always mean the sneakers is authentic either.
This is because the fake manufacturer can choose to lace their sneakers to mimic the authentic pattern although it is a replica.
Thus, we do not consider this to be a foolproof indicator of authenticity.
As for the fifth step of the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 700 OG guide, you’ll have to flip the sneakers to the rear side of them and analyze the details in that area.
As you may know, on the rear side of the Yeezy 700 Wave Runners, there is a grey suede part above the heel side.
Most of the time, on the replica Yeezy 700 OG pairs, this suede area doesn’t follow the correct pattern, as it doesn’t have the same shape as the retail sneakers’ shape.
In fact, you can see that on the middle side of the suede, there is an empty gap that somehow looks like a thermometer.
So, on the authentic Yeezy 700 OG sneakers, you can see how the bottom side of this thermometer is actually a wide circle which is larger than the tubular straight shape above.
On the other hand, the counterfeit Yeezy 700 Wave Runner sneakers don’t have the same shape as the legit shoes, as thermometer looking shape doesn’t have a wider round bottom side, as on the authentic shoes.
In fact, on the bottom side of the fake sneakers, you will most likely see a less wide and rounder shape than the legit shoe’s shape.
Now, we will have to move on to the upper side of the sneakers and analyze the tongue of the Yeezys.
As the heading says, we are going to inspect the real vs fake Yeezy 700 Waverunner’s height of the tongue.
Most of the time, the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 700 OG pairs will have a different shape for the tongue, and that’s usually a longer shape.
By that, we mean that the replica Yeezy 700 sneakers will have their tongue looking a lot higher and longer than the authentic sneakers’ tongue.
This spot may be harder to check when you have the shoes either in hand or virtually (in a picture), and we recommend you refer to our Yeezy 700 real vs fake images every time you have to check the authenticity of these sneakers in order for your job to be easier.
As for the seventh step of the fake vs real Yeezy 700 Wave Runner legit check guide, we are going to let you know how to spot the fake Yeezys by looking at the pattern and placement of the elements on the side of the Yeezy 700 Wave Runner sneakers.
Talking about all of these side elements, we are actually referring to the “eyes” on the black suede area on the side of the Yeezy 700 Wave Runner, and not only that but even about the two orange pods on the lower side of the midsole.
First of all, the “eyes” on the black suede area of the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner sneakers have their edges looking a lot wider on the replica Yeezys, while on the authentic ones, they look smaller.
Then, moving lower on the midsole, the two orange pods are placed incorrectly on the replica Yeezys, as they are at a different angle.
By that, we meant hat the pod which is closer to the heel area is angled more to the left pod on the replica Yeezy 700 OG, and on the authentic Yeezys, it is angled more to the right side of the shoes (to the heel side).
Also, the two pods on the midsole of the Yeezy 700 Wave Runner sneakers are a lot bigger and larger on the replica sneakers, and on the authentic Yeezy 700 pairs, they look smaller and less wide.
Turning the flashlight on, this time we will look at the glowing of the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner sneakers and the alignment of the 3M glowing elements on the sneakers.
First, let’s have a look at the Yeezy 700 fake vs real images in order to get a better idea of what our point is.
Because we were still talking at the previous step about the eyes, now with the flashlight turned on, we can inspect the glowing of these.
In fact, mostly, the replica Yeezy Boost 700 OG sneakers will have their eyes looking an over brighten and a lot shinier than they have to look like on the legit Yeezys, which they look less shiny.
Then, you can see how on the middle side of the sneakers, next to the eyes, there is a 3M glowing Adidas classic three-striped logo. Most of the time, the replica Yeezys will have the reflective lines looking a lot thicker than the authentic Yeezy’s lines.
Not only that, but even the counterfeit Yeezy 700 OG pairs will have their 3M reflective lines misplaced and over angled, while the legit lines are less angled than the replica lines.
Now, staying still o the side of the sneakers, we are going to move our eyes to the rear side of the Yeezy 700 OG, and we have to look if there is an actual bump of the heel side of the sneakers.
Let us give you a better visual of this by linking the Yeezy 700 OG fake vs real images below.
As you can see in the Yeezy 700 fake vs real images above, the replica Yeezys have a less bumped heel, while the authentic Yeezys have an actual bump.
By bump, we are talking about a curving ratio of the sneakers. So, the replica Yeezy 700 sneakers have a less curved heel, while the authentic pairs look curvier and bumped heel.
Still, on the side of the sneakers, we are now going to move on the front of the sneakers, and talk about the way that the toe box looks like.
Many people used to consider this as an important factor when legit checking the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner pairs.
In time, the replica manufacturers got better at it, as it became a less stronger factor, but we are here to explain it still.
This difference can be attributed to the poor attention to detail from the fake manufacturers as well as the lower quality factory equipment used in the production of the sneakers.
As you may have seen, on the toe box of the Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner sneakers, there is a grey suede area which has the shape of a “V”.
Most of the time, the counterfeit sneakers will have the grey suede area on the toe box which looks like a “V” looking a lot wider, making it look like a “U” instead, which is not what we seek for, on the authentic Yeezys.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner sneakers will never have their toe box’s “V” shape looking wider or larger, as on the replica sneakers.
The insole of your Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner sneakers features several inconsistencies that can help you to differentiate a fake from an original.
On the front side of the insole, there is obviously a print that says “adidas”. Let’s see the real vs fake Yeezy 700 Wave Runner reference images, and then the explaining of the flaws on the replica Yeezys.
First of all, on the classic three-striped Adidas logo, you can see how the smallest line has a curvy edge on the left side of it, and how, on the legit sneakers, the edge is sharp instead.
Then, on to the actual “adidas” print, you can see how the letters “a” and “d” have an empty space between the round symbol and the stick on the right side of the letters on the fake Yeezys, and how, on the legit sneakers, there is no blank space on the bottom side of the letters, and in fact, it is filled with black paint.
Lastly here, you can see how the replica Yeezy 700 insole has a different font-weight, as the letter “s” is a lot thicker on the fake Yeezys than on the retail pairs.
Now that you know how to legit check the front side of the insole, we are going to teach you how to inspect the rear side of the insole too.
On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, the first thing you should pay attention to is the embossment of the logo.
You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as evident in the way shadows create depth.
Also, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the replicas when compared to the thinner prints on the authentic.
You will also observe that there is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake size tag as opposed to the more compact style on the logo.
Lastly, on the authentic pair, the ® engraving is significantly deeper like the other characters. However, on the fake insole, the letter R is bigger than necessary.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy 700 OG. Like in the Adidas-Yeezy text, on the fake insole, the text is slightly thicker than it is on the original and as a result, you will notice reduced spacing between letters. This is especially evident in the dash character between 7 and 5.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy Boost 700 Waver Runner (OG).
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 12 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured Yeezy Wave Runner.
If you need help with the authentication of your Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner (OG), we’ve got you covered.
All you have to do is send us good-quality pictures of your 700 OG and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
That brings us to the end of our real vs fake Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner guide. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.
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